The UNT Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) turned 100 this year and has been serving our community in countless ways. Although the center was originally a small hospital created out of necessity, it has grown to become one of the best ways for faculty, staff and students to stay healthy.
“It is an honor to be here to celebrate our 100 years,” says Herschel Voorhees, Executive Director of the SHWC. “College health has evolved so much over the years, and we are so grateful to be in this state-of-the-art facility.”
In August, the center received reaccreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for another three years, a prestigious honor that serves as a reminder of its high standards.
The center offers a wide variety of services to the UNT community including from vaccinations to primary care. There is also dental and optical services in the center so students don’t have to leave campus for most of their basic healthcare needs. Faculty and staff can also use the services provided by the Health and Wellness Center.
Several free and low-cost services are offered to those who visit the center. In September, free flu-shots were offered to students and to faculty and staff at a low rate and there are also monthly lab specials available.
Not only are medical services offered at the SHWC, there are also health education programs that student groups, faculty and staff and student organizations can access to keep the UNT community healthy and well informed.
With an assortment of resources offered to the UNT community it’s no wonder the SHWC has been around for so long.
“The Student Health and Wellness Center is one of the longest serving functions on our campus and is a testament to who we are,” Elizabeth With, Vice President for Student Affairs says. “We are grateful that the center is here, and I am so glad that we have such caring people to serve our students every day.”